|“Service is the rent we pay for living.” – Marian Wright Edelman|
What did you love about volunteering in McMichael Park?
Volunteering is FUN! We enjoy meeting up with old friends and new neighbors to rake, plant, prune, and keep McMichael Park the jewel of East Falls, that it is.
What volunteer moment are you most proud of?
We are proud to see the spirit of community, as folks of all ages and backgrounds come together in service of our beautiful park. Personally, we love taking care of the holly and feel a sense of accomplishment in its yearly cleaning, pruning, and tending to.
What’s the biggest challenge you’ve had to overcome regarding being a park volunteer?
The biggest challenge as park volunteers has been to keep up the pace and intensity of activity as we become older. It’s great to see students, young professionals, and families get involved!
How many years did you volunteer in McMichael Park and what inspired you to keep participating?
We haven’t kept track of our volunteer time; perhaps it’s been a decade, or two, or three. We love the sense of community spirit that volunteering brings – we get back much more than we give!
What advice do you have for other friends/volunteers?
To friends and volunteers in East Falls and beyond – it takes a village to keep McMichael Park beautiful. Thanks to all who do!